A week of Home Page feature highlights!
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Hornets sting Hughesville 28 – 7
Over the last three weeks the Wellsboro Varsity Football team have been a second half team. That trend continued as they earned their fifth straight win as they topped Hughesville 28-7 on Friday, September 21.
The Hornets have only managed to score 14 points in the first half of the last three games, but when it counts the most, the Hornets have outscored their opponents 77-0 in that stretch.
5 Simple Actions to Take with Interest Rates on the Rise
You have probably heard that interest rates are creeping higher and you may be wondering how it could affect you. The simple answer is that the money you have in interest bearing deposit accounts (such as a savings account) could earn more than before, but the cost of borrowing money could go up. This means car loans, mortgages, personal loans and student loans may come with have higher interest rates and could end up costing more over the life of the loan.
However, there are many things to consider in a rising rate environment that makes the answer more complex.
To Sleep, Or Not To Sleep?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a third of US adults report that they usually get less than the recommended amount of sleep. Not getting enough sleep is linked with many chronic diseases and conditions—such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and depression—that threaten our nation’s health.
On a smaller and more personal scale, we are looking at the sleep positions for ourselves and our families. UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers + Sailors Sleep Evaluation Supervisor Bonnie Kendrick, RPSGT, focused on our ability to get into a preferred sleep position immediately after entering our bed and resting comfortably throughout the night.
Laurel Health Centers – HPV Prevention
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Some health effects caused by HPV can be prevented by the HPV vaccines. Many healthcare providers now offer an HPV Vaccine. Because HPV is a virus, it cannot be cured once it has been established. This is why prevention through vaccination has become the focus for this issue in the medical community.
Laurel Health CRNP, Angela Dixon, sees HPV cases often in the office, and is a big proponent of receiving the vaccine. Angela recommends that anyone (male or female) between the ages of 9 and 26 should be vaccinated. Some of the effects and signs of the virus include: genital warts, pre-cervical cancer cells, and head/neck cancer that occurs years later and is found to be HPV. Angela advises that once these symptoms are showing, it is too late for the vaccine to help. The vaccine is purely preventative, and cannot help those who already have HPV.
Medical Education in Tioga County
Patient safety and quality of care are always the primary focus for care providers at UPMC Susquehanna. Today, Home Page meets with Jessica Birbeck, nurse educator at UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers + Sailors in Wellsboro, about how they are promoting this culture of safety and quality through the use of traditional training and education as well as some innovative new technology. Be sure to watch the video feature for more details!
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